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Practical information about the Eastern Route

Practical information about the Eastern Route

The eastern coast of Gran Canaria shows visitors a landscape based on an orography of gentle slopes amongst deep gullies of great natural value. From the capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, one can cross five municipalities which, to a great extent, have spectacular beach areas, ideal for the practise of water sports such as subaqua diving and windsurfing. 

The route starts in the capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and continues to the second largest town on the island and old pre-hispanic capital of Gran Canaria, Telde, and from here to Valsequillo, Ingenio and Agüimes.

Duraction of the route: 1 day

What you must not miss:

If you travel to Telde, Valsequillo, Ingenio and  Agüimes, we recommend you visit the Tourist Information Offices. The tourist consultants will make the visit easier.

Also, if you visit Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, there are a network of Tourist Information Points in the principal areas of the capital: Vegueta, San Telmo, Parque de Santa Catalina and Paseo de Las Canteras (Las Canteras Beachwalk).

In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: 
- Historic Centre of Vegueta: the Santa Ana Cathedral, the Casas Consistoriales (Town Hall), the Episcopal Palace, the Casa Regental, the Casa de Colón (Christopher Columbus Museum), the Canarian Museum, the Museo de Arte Sacro (Sacred Art Museum), the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (Atlamtic Centre for Modern Art), the Plaza de Santo Domingo, the Plaza del Espíritu Santo
- Historic Centre of Triana: the Pérez Galdós Theatre, the Calle Mayor de Triana (High Street), the Gabinete Literario and the Pérez Galdós House Museum.
- Ciudad Jardín - Alcaravaneras: the Doramas Park and the sports marina.
- Puerto (Port) – Canteras: Santa Catalina Park, the Elder Museum, Las Canteras Beach, the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and the Alfredo Kraus Monument.
- The Viera y Clavijo Botanic Gardens, 7 kilometres from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

In Telde: 
- Historic Centre of San Juan de Telde with the Church of San Juan Bautista, the Plaza de San Juan, the Church of San Pedro Mártir and the León y Castillo House Museum.
- Historic Centre of San Francisco with its alleyways, the Church of San Francisco and the Plaza de Los Romeros
- Burough of San Gregorio: the shopping area and the Church of San Gregorio

In Valsequillo de Gran Canaria: 
- Church of San Miguel
- Flemish Woodcarvings, Municipal Library, Valsequillo
- Barraks of Colmenar 
- Festivity of the Flowering Almond Tree, January - February
- Route of the blue Tajinaste (blue Echium), April
- Crater of Los Marteles in Tenteniguada, 6 kms from the centre of Valsequillo

In Ingenio: 
- Church and Square of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
- Casa de Postas (Post House), crafts and exhibition centre
- Néstor Álamo Park
- Barranco de Guayadeque Interpetation Centre
- Municipal workshop of Canarian Artisan Openwork and Museum of Canarian Handcrafts

In Agüimes: 
- Barranco de Guayadeque Interpretation Centre
- Parroquial Temple of San Sebastian, National Artistic Historic Monument
- Interpretation Centre
- Village of Temisas, declared Canarian Hamlet
- Barranco or Gully of Guayadeque

Gastronomy of the Eastern route:
Pork leg, “sancocho canario” (salted fish with “mojo” sauce and “gofio”), stock and grilled fish, cheese, sweet black bpudding and “puño” bread.

Pocket Recommendations: 
Carnival, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, February.
San Juan Foundational Festivities, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, June.
Fiesta de la Traída del Agua (Bringing of the Water Festivity), Telde, August.
Festivities of San Miguel Arcángel with the “Suelta del Perro Maldito” (Unleashing of the Damned Dog) , Valsequillo, September.
Festivity of  Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Ingenio, February.
Festivities of Nuestra Señora del Rosario with the “Traída del Agua y del Gofio” (Bringing of the Water and “Gofio”), Agüimes, September.

Links of interest: 
Global (Buses): www.guaguasglobal.com 
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: www.lpavisit.com 
Telde: www.teldeturismo.es 
Valsequillo de Gran Canaria: www.turismovalsequillo.com
Ingenio: www.ingenio.es 
Agüimes: www.visitaguimes.com   http://www.aguimes.es/

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